Special espresso … alliteration, anyone? SSSSS … sounds like the hiss of the steam coming from my overworked, under appreciated Krups espresso machine… .
Why am I on this literary bent? Glad you asked! I found LavAzza espresso on Amazon for substantially less than it would cost in a coffee shop. Thirty-two ounces of coffee and a copy of “Kite Runner” for $26.
I almost feel guilty, like I’m stealing the lira — wait, that’s Euro — that otherwise would feed some Italian coffee shop owner’s kid.
But when you gotta get your coffee fix and are tired of paying a certain chain’s prices and wanna stick it to The Man, you can overlook a lot.
If I need reminding how amazing the Internet — especially Amazon and eBay — is, I can think of buying sugar-infused Spanish coffee and Manchego cheese online, a saxophone, two iPods and three computers.
And a pair of shoes that turned out looking much too girly to keep. Well, there are risks.
Got a coffee preference? I may avoid talking about politics and religion, but I’ll argue about coffee with anyone. Bring it on!
Want to talk about online shopping? I may not be able to help change things, but I can commiserate.